Tuesday, September 29, 2009

when I grow up.... a confession of sorts

This morning, I was out in the wee hours for a run. Yes, it was dark, but I've gotten used to that now.

The thermometer said that it was 45 degrees, so I dressed accordingly and headed out into the dark abyss. It was a little chilly, but I knew I'd warm up once I got moving. Sheesh, yes!

I swear I felt the temperature rise 5 to 7 degrees in about 30 seconds, like someone turned on a heat lamp, minus the light! Suddenly, I had on one layer too many. But oh well, I trudged onward, hoping it was a freak hot wind current I was just passing through. Then I had the thought...

"I wonder if this is a hot flash..."

Seriously, I don't think I've ever had one. Heard of 'em, sure, but had the "pleasure" of one? Don't think so. I don't know much about them, preferring instead to just avoid the topic altogether

So there I was. Out there running. In the dark. With too many clothes on. Feeling all old-ladyish or whatever.

It did eventually cool down from the initial heat surge, but I still think I could've done without some piece of clothing. When I returned back to the house, I checked the thermometer...

AHA! Rejoice!! It said 51 degrees. So there HAD been some chinook wind or something that blew in some hot air!

Nothing like a bit of gerascophobia to wake you up in the morning!


  1. Here is Jerry's guide for women and clothing. When in doubt go with less.
    but tastefully so.

  2. Just wait till your joints start talking back to you. Old age - It's not for wimps.

  3. Whew! Close call! I've heard much about the famous hot-flash, but so far, I've managed to escape this "pleasure" too.

  4. labels: clueless....hahaha

    you make me laugh.

  5. the hot flash isn't just feeling warm; its like a sudden flush that (to me) also makes me a bit dizzy.

    You will KNOW when it hits!

  6. Girl, our town IS a hot-flash. In many ways.